NJ Summer Biathlon
Race Schedule of NJ Summer Biathlon
Please contact us if you are willing to assist in our efforts to
plan and conduct our 2012 season.
Sunday May 13, 2012 5K (2 shooting stops)
Sunday June 17, 2012, 5K (2 shooting stops)
Sunday August 19, 2012 8K (4 shooting stops)
Match entails a shooting distance of 50m, small targets for
Prone (4.5cm) and large targets for Standing (11.5cm).
You must have your own rifle in order to participate
Sport entails a 25m shooting distance with 9.5cm
targets for both Prone and Standing.
Race Format 5K: 5K RUN WITH 2 SHOOTING STOPS! The
5K race and timing starts with runners entering the course at one
minute intervals. Running at a comfortable pace, you run the first
loop of approximately 1 mile. Walk the last 50 meters or so into
the range, catch your breath, then lay down and pick up the
easy-to-shoot .22 caliber rifle. From this position, you shoot 5
shots at metal knock-down targets. Aim carefully, because for
every miss you have to run a 70m penalty loop.
Walk rapidly out of the range and then run the second 1 mile loop. Again,
relax as you walk into the range. Once at a shooting position, pick up the
rifle and take careful aim as you shoot 5 more shots from the standing
position. Again, there is a 70m penalty loop for every miss.
Walk rapidly out of the range and run the final mile loop. Your final race
time will consist of your running time.
further notice, all participants MUST
pre-register for our events!! Registration will be limited to 50
participants, in order to maintain an efficient and fair
event. Please ensure that we receive your application (not just a
phone call or e-mail, but a paper or PayPal application, please!)
by the Monday before the race date. Receipt of your application &
fee will be confirmed with an e-mail or phone call before the
Pre-registration fee is $20.00 per
race. Discounts are as follows: $3.00 discount per race for USBA
members; $2.00 discount per race for ANJRPC members. To join the
USBA go to the web site
To join the ANJRPC go to the web site
bring membership cards (ANJRPC and/or USBA) and clinic cards to
the race to present upon packet pick-up. Make checks payable to
ANJRPC. PayPal payments are accepted as bank transfer only, not
fee includes clinic, use of equipment, ammunition, t-shirt,
refreshments and awards. Entry fees are non-refundable. NOTE:
These are foot races, run on trails. For the safety of all
participants, baby joggers, baby strollers, bicycles,
rollerskates/blades, skateboards, pets, etc. will not, under any
circumstances, be permitted on the race course.
Eligibility: Open to all athletes ages 14 and
over who complete a MANDATORY and free safety and familiarization
clinic. Please note, because of range limitation, field is limited
to 50 participants, so register early!
All participants in
the August race will be eligible for prizes, but only NJ
residents will be eligible
awards. Please bring one form of identification (driver's
license, etc.) to verify residency
State Games and NJ Summer Biathlon State
All first-time participants are required to attend one pre-race biathlon
safety and familiarization clinic. At the clinic you will learn the rules
of the sport, correct shooting positions, safety procedures, and race
strategy. Clinics will be held at the race site on each race day and will
begin at 8AM.
Match category prizes will be awarded to the first
three Overall men and women.
Sport category prizes will be awarded to the top
3 Overall men and women, as well as Juniors (19 and
under) and Masters (40 and over).
Cherry Ridge Range:
Route 287 to Route 23.
Drive north on Route 23 for approximately 12.5 miles to Canistear Road.
Proceed on Canistear Road for approximately 4 miles and turn right
onto Range Road.
Proceed ½ mile to first parking lot.
Travel on foot down the hill on your left to the 100yd range.
At the present time, we have a limited number of targets to use for our
events, and a very limited number of volunteers. Those of you who
participated in past races were able to experience first hand the
ramifications of too many participants. There were long wait times to shoot
(up to 90 seconds!) creating a slightly uneven playing field for the other
competitors. We also had a lot of first-timers who required additional time
in the range, being that they were new to the process. It becomes more and
more difficult to conduct a fair and safe event when there is crowding on
the range and exhausted volunteers on the job. Limiting the field to 50
participants allows us to create a carefully paced event, with minimal
crowding on the trails and on the range. As we've stressed many times
before, our start order is carefully determined the week prior to the race.
We attempt to evenly distribute the personal rifles and evenly pace the
runners to keep traffic moving at a steady rate through the range.
Information: For further information on the race,
contact Chris Rogers at
(908) 722-9327, email@example.com.
For information on Summer Biathlon events throughout
, call the USBA at 1-800-BIATHLON or
For information about the ANJRPC,